Doing business in South Africa's new mining environment: A legal perspective

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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): A.D. FitzGerald
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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Summary: What is CIM’s role on a planet-wide scale? That question has been coming back to the forefront of many discussions regularly in the months since we came on board as Executive Director and Vice-President International. CIM, by its name and by the nature of its history and make up, has mainly been a Canadian entity. It has been created by an act of Canadian Parliament and it is set up to work within the Canadian federal and provincial framework.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Jean Vavrek, Rob Barber
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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Summary: The papers presented in this edition of the Bulletin cover some of the business issues that face mining companies exploring or operating in jurisdictions outside Canada. While technical innovations may, generally, be seen as fast-moving and farreaching, these papers also show that changes in approach and thinking continue to be evaluated and implemented.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Jane Spooner
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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Summary: This paper highlights Cambior’s initial
approach for recruiting and retaining its international employees, the importance of proper preparation and the support needed to ensure a competent and stable workforce.
In general, most of the training and information available for human resources personnel prepares the specialist for handling various aspects of labour relations, recruitment and hiring, benefits administration, employee relocation, etc. This is usually done in a Canadian context. Only...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): N. Bédard
Keywords: Human resources, Compensation, Health and safety, Recruitment, Relocation, Cambior.
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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Summary: The Cigar Lake project will develop the
world’s second largest high-grade uranium
deposit. The Cigar Lake Phase 1 orebody contains approximately 226 million pounds U3O8 at an average grade of 20.7% U3O8. The mine, to be operated by Cameco Corporation, will use a unique water jet boring mining method to cut previously frozen ore. A distinctive ore handling design is required to handle the highgrade ore slurry exiting the mining machines. The ore will be crushed and ground underground, with the...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): C.R. Edwards
Keywords: Uranium, Jet boring, Milling, Grinding, Classification, Leaching, Solvent extraction, Radiation protection.
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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Summary: This paper examines civil and common law
contracts from the perspective of good faith, certainty and agreements to agree, contractual remedies and third party beneficiaries. The comparison between civil and common law systems is not intended to provide a detailed analysis of each topic within its legal system. Any attempt to do so would be too voluminous or would risk overlooking the nuances between countries within the same legal system. For example, the civil law analysis in this paper is...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): E. Gertner, M. Boodman
Keywords: Civil law, Common law, Contracts, Good faith, Certainty, Agreements to agree, Remedies.
Issue: 1078
Volume: 97
Year: 2004
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